Re: Bullet recommendation for cow elk
Here's an oldie but goodie that might work.
Federal's Premium Safari Rifle load pushes a 250 grain Nosler Partition spitzer bullet (BC .473, SD .313) at a MV of 2,660 fps and a ME of 3,925 ft. lbs. At 200 yards the velocity is 2,300 fps and the energy is 2,925 ft. lbs. This load has a MPBR of approximately 265 yards.
Kinda spendy.. but if you zero your weapon on the cheap an fine tune with these this should do the job just fine.